08 April 2019
Volume: 7
Issue: 20
Dr Zifikile Phindile Shangase graduated with her PhD in Public Health.

PhD Thesis Uncovers Barriers to Smoking Cessation Among Drug Resistant TB Patients

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UKZN staff member Dr Zifikile Phindile Shangase received a PhD in Public Health for her study on the knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of drug resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) patients with regard to smoking; the barriers to cessation among current smokers with DR-TB and hospital staff’s knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and practices with regard to smoking.

Mrs Renita Maharaj and her daughter, Arthi graduated with their Education degrees.

Education Degrees for Mother and Daughter

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It was a happy and memorable occasion for mother and daughter, Mrs Renita and Ms Arthi Maharaj, who graduated with a Master’s and Bachelor of Education degree, respectively. 

Ms Nicolette Carboni was awarded her Master’s in Education summa cum laude.

Summa Cum Laude for Master’s in Education Graduate

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Hard work and dedication enabled intern Psychologist at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, Ms Nicolette Carboni to receive her Master’s in Education summa cum laude.

PhD in Science Education graduate, Dr Maxwell Jnr Opoku.

Environmental Ethics the Focus of PhD Study

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Dr Maxwell Jnr Opoku graduated with a PhD in Science Education. His thesis explored environmental ethics (value and care for nature – plants, animals, lands, and waterbodies) from the cultural perspectives of the Akans of Ghana and the Zulus of South Africa. It also investigated how the culturally-specific environmental ethics of these groups could be taught in the senior high school Biology/Life Sciences curriculum, in the respective countries.

Supervisor, Dr Phumlani Myende (left), and his student, Dr Themba Mkhize who graduated with his PhD in Education.

A Closer Look at Resource Mobilisation in Sustaining Rural Schools

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Dr Themba Mkhize graduated with his PhD in Education for his research titled: Resource Mobilisation for the Sustainability of Schools within Rural Context: Voices of School Stakeholders at uMzimkhulu Circuit in Harry Gwala District Municipality.

Dr Pinkie Mthembu graduated with her PhD in Education.

PhD Research Explores the Role of District Leadership in Supporting Teaching and Learning

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Staff member in the School of Education, Dr Pinkie Mthembu, graduated with her PhD in Education for a study on The District Leadership Role in Supporting Teaching and Learning in South African Schools: Evidence from two District Offices in Gauteng Province.

PhD in Psychology graduate, Dr Shariefa Hendricks.

PhD Research Tackles Perceptions and Experiences of Clinical Supervision in South Africa

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UKZN staff member, Dr Shariefa Hendricks graduated with a PhD in Psychology for her research titled:A Dance of Power and Resistance: Supervisee and Supervisor Perceptions and Experiences of Clinical Supervision in South Africa: A Mixed Method Study.

Mrs Ifeoma C Deca-Anyanwu graduated with her Master’s in Education.

Master’s Dissertation Analyses Service-Learning Projects Undertaken by Pre-Service Teachers

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Mrs Ifeoma Deca-Anyanwu graduated with her Master’s in Education for research that analysed selected written reflections and project reports of Service-Learning (SL) projects in a Biological Sciences for Educators module.